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Sorry Means You Don’t Do It Again

Tonight I attended the launch of the HRAFF (Human Rights @ Arts Film Festival), screening ‘After the Apology’. The film was preceded with a speech from Indigenous actress and activist, Shareena Clanton, speaking to a very personal connection to International trauma through through the impact of forced removal of her family members as part of the stolen generation.  This presentation segued perfectly into the film screening ‘After the Apology: Sorry Means You Dont Do it [...]

2018-05-03T12:25:15+00:00 May 3rd, 2018|

Triennial/ Tryennial- A sensory sensation either way

#triennial2018 is wall to wall #wowfactor with numerous installations, including Yayoi Kusama's Flower Obsession apartment.  These Triennial treasures are showcasing some stunning and some confounding displays by 100 designers from 32 countries in Melbourne’s NGV.  This was a visual and sensory feast - rich in artistic imagination. From the flamboyant to the furious- this was art doing what art does- delighting, annoying, inspiring and stirring - public reactions. Catch the buzz before Sunday 15th April [...]

2018-04-13T00:58:27+00:00 April 13th, 2018|

Five Panthers Good

Heading out to the #BlackPanther film tonight, literally bursting with excitement. And can I just say, per review: WOW! It is SUCH a relief and rarity when the hype is actually exceeded by the film. I was thoroughly taken- from storyline, symbolism, messaging, casting, set design and overall feel good factor. In a cinematic (and real world) climate that locates the heroic black protagonist as exceptional, BP was a credit to a largely all black [...]

2018-02-17T23:37:28+00:00 February 17th, 2018|

When Small Mercies make a Big Difference: Acknowledging our Community Heroes

Attended the Ambulance Victoria 2017 18th Annual Community Hero Awards, ‘Ordinary people...Extraordinary actions’. A beautiful celebration acknowledging local Victorians who have intervened in ways that saved lives, nominated by paramedics attending scenes. These everyday heroes, included 10year old Sophie Matthews and 5 year old James Tonks. Sophie and her then 7 year old sister, Annabel, made the decision to call 000 after they found their father collapsed and having a seizure. Their quick thinking and listening [...]

2017-12-05T23:29:57+00:00 November 20th, 2017|

#roots #reasons #relationships #ACTION

Took part today in a fun interview and photo shoot relating to the upcoming film, 'Ali's Wedding' by Matchbox Puctures.   This and other fun stills will form part of an upcoming exhibition/promo for this romcom Australian made movie about love, faith & family - out soon in Australia.   Look forward to seeing both my own  and other stories about love, links and lessons captured in this photo exhibition to accompany the impending film [...]

2017-08-29T12:43:24+00:00 May 21st, 2017|

Vintage Vibes with Colour

Enjoyed a vintage styled shoot by @thefashionmarketau for @stellamagazine this afternoon at the Abbotsford Convent grounds in Melbourne. Under the creative direction of Natasha Jynel, styling by Tamara,  photography by Sebastian and makeup by Bianca, we maximised some artsy fun in the sun. Between backdrops of rustic doorways and sun flecked courtyards, and fuelled with Beyoncé beats and plenty of attitude, this shoot to celebrate Mothers Day was ridiculous fun! Loving these stunning clothes from [...]

2016-02-01T23:36:10+00:00 January 30th, 2016|

Far From Home, documentary film debut

I was delighted to be one of 12 Australian Muslims selected for a documentary 'Far From Home'. A Saudi Arabian TV station commissioned NZ filmmaker Lisa Savage to document Muslim diaspora stories of those living in the West. Shot on location in my home, Southbank, Lentil As Anything, the Islamic Museum of Australia and Sydney Road, this proved to be a comfortable opportunity to impart my personal and professional persona including snippets of my fused [...]

2017-08-29T12:44:01+00:00 November 4th, 2014|